Location: West Marin County, California


Protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the habitat they need to survive in West Marin.

The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin. SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive. Join us today!


Volunteer to Restore Redwood Forests and Coho Salmon Habitat in Marin County, California

Join us in the field or in our native plant nursery to grow, tend to and care for native plants used to restore salmon habitat in the Lagunitas Watershed! A great way to spend time outside learning from local naturalists about our native ecosystems. Visit our Event Calendar or email our staff to find out details about where we will be working and how you can get involved. 

Native Plant Nursery - Restore Coho Salmon Habitat

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Action & Events

Protect Marin’s Land for Wildlife

March 7, 2018

Take action to protect 157 acres of land forever by sending an email to Marin County Supervisors.

Urge California to Ban Chlorpyrifos

July 19, 2017

Sign our petition today to fight against Trump's rollback on pesticide protections.

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

January 16, 2017

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!


Massive Lagunitas Creek Restoration Breaks Ground to Benefit Endangered Salmon

August 23, 2018

Abandoned structures and more than 16 million pounds of soil to be removed to save endangered Coho salmon Olema, Calif. (August 24, 2018) –

SPAWN Surveys for Wildlife for Tocaloma

August 16, 2018

To make our Tocaloma restoration project site safe for wildlife SPAWN biologists and volunteers conducted surveys to ensure that no animals would be a...

Tocaloma Restoration Project Underway

August 16, 2018

SPAWN has recently broken ground on our most ambitious habitat restoration project yet, to restore a mile-long reach of Lagunitas Creek. The goal of t...

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